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Windows 7: Backups?


05 Dec 2010   #1

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 
Backups?

I have an 80GB Windows 7/64 installation on a RAID 0 array.
Can I use a 30GB spin drive volume to back up the 80GB install?
Can I make a system image, of the 80GB array, on the 30GB volume?

Since I never had important data, I never backed my computers up properly. I would just fresh install whenever the box bunged. So I have no practical knowledge.

Now, when I redid my DIY #2 build recently, mobo failure, I added in all the spin drives I had accumulated, so I will now use that machine to backup DIY #3 and DIY #1. I can make the 30GB volume larger but if it size will work for backups???????

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05 Dec 2010   #2
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It will depend on how much data you have on the drive. E.g Macrium compresses an image by about 50% (+/-) of the actual data. So if you have let's say only 50GBs of data on the drive, it would certainly work. If it is a system drive with restore points, you can alwways first delete the restore points to save space for the image.
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